The win meant*Tom Mohan?s men topped*their*group with*maximum*points with three wins from three as Tommy Lonergan?s goal was enough to seal the win in Bangor. Hungary were*reduced to ten men as their captain Dragoner was sent off in the second half.
Ireland were awarded a penalty midway through the first half. Kevin Zefi broke into the Hungary area with a clever run and was taken down with the referee having no option but to award Ireland the spot kick. However, Zefi missed his effort after P?csi denied him with a good save.*
Tommy Lonergan was to make up for that miss with a goal for Ireland minutes later when Harry Vaughan made space in the Hungary area and found Zefi, whose clever touch was played into the path of Lonergan, to*tap*it past P?csi to give Ireland the lead.
Hungary captain Dragoner saw red in the game's final quarter as his challenge on Lonergan was too strong and the referee issued a straight red.*
For Hungary Jurek had a sight on goal but his effort did little to trouble Aaron Maguire. While*Zefi went close to adding a second for Ireland but his effort went wide of the Hungarian goal.*
Speaking after the game MU19*Head Coach*Tom Mohan reflected on a week that went 'very well'.
He said: "Being in a qualifying phase with Wales and Hungary it was always going to be tight. But the win over Wales with the two late goals was a crucial result as it sent us through.
*?We wanted to keep the unbeaten run going as it meant we go into the*draw for the*Elite phase as*seeded.
?We had to adapt to the different opponents and different systems we faced over the week and*It's been a good week.*To get three wins from*three is great.
?Our focus is now for next March as this window was moved early due to the World Cup.
?The players have been brilliant especially with their attitude.*A *there was a*massive amount of work from our backroom staff who have worked very strong together.?
Hungary:*P?csi (GK), Bodn?r (Farkas 62), Kovacs, Dragoner, Tuboly, K?llai (Bakti 79), Kocsis, Lisztes (Jurek 46), Gruber (Nagy 73), Berki (Sz?cs 46), Babos
Republic of Ireland:*Maguire (GK), Abankwah, Grehan, McJannet, Vaughan, Zefi, Nevin, Okagbue, Clarke, Gallagher, Lonergan (O'Mahony 90)



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Introduction:
The Republic of Ireland finished their series of qualification games in Group 4 of the UEFA Under-19 Championships with a 1-0 win over Hungary.




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